Title #1, Chapters: 123456789101112 . "Computer Magic provides a highly entertaining and informative look at how advanced computers are being used to create art, animation and special effects. Winner of Six Major International Awards!"-- description from box.
July 9, 2018 Subject:
A documentary that all modern producers should see
I didn't see anything more complete about the beginnings of 3D animation and the special effects produced by computers. It is interesting how they managed to create and move three-dimensional objects. Today, work has been greatly simplified, and I would like to imagine what it will be like in the future (surely everything will be increasingly automated).
December 22, 2017 Subject:
Computer graphics and animation of the mid-1980's
Best doc ever! Uh, did I mention I was the Producer/Director? Glad to see this marginal quality copy (it was produced on 1" broadcast tape) on Archive. Hosted by the god of computer graphics, Robert Abel, it was featured on PBS, The Discovery Channel and networks around the world. My agent said it was the first US documentary shown on Chinese national TV. Winner at virtually all national and international competitions and festivals and qualified for nomination as best doc in Acad Awards. Acquired by nearly 5,000 colleges/universities and high schools on vhs videotape. Educational and entertaining in its time and now historically noteworthy. 300 edits in under an hour?! Fast paced! (After a kinda slow beginning). Don't confuse with the lesser knock-off doc Computer Animation Magic. Enjoy!
August 11, 2013 Subject:
The title says it all
A fascinating piece that explores the intricacies of computer graphics in the 90s. This made me more appreciative of how the same processes have been simplified and therefore more accessible today.